Pillar rug

Chinese
Qing dynasty
19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

121.92 x 233.68 cm (48 x 92 in.)

Accession Number

17.1114

Medium or Technique

Wool pile on cotton plain-weave ground

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular wool rug with rose ground and design in yellow, blue and white of a lamaist priest holding prayer beads in his right hand and blowing into a conch shell; figure is surrounded by auspicious Buddhist symbols; below is stylized mountain and wave pattern; white fringe on each end.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA in 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection